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A tiger walks past a papier-mache egg after the contents had been devoured by another tiger. Some animals at the Oklahoma City Zoo were given "eggstra" treats on Friday, when animal caretakers hosted an Easter-theme enrichment event, and visitors were encouraged to watch the animals partake. [Jim Beckel photos/The Oklahoman]
A tiger walks past a papier-mache egg after the contents had been devoured by another tiger. Some animals at the Oklahoma City Zoo were given "eggstra" treats on Friday, when animal caretakers hosted an Easter-theme enrichment event, and visitors were encouraged to watch the animals partake. [Jim Beckel photos/The Oklahoman]

Lions, tigers and elephants were among the animals treated to a special Easter-theme animal enrichment event at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Friday.

Zoo staff created special treats for the animals, which encourage natural behaviors while providing enriching experiences for the animals.

For more information on events happening at the zoo, go online to www.okczoo.org/events.

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<strong>A tiger presses its face and mouth into a colorful papier-mache egg in search of savory treats.</strong>

A tiger presses its face and mouth into a colorful papier-mache egg in search of savory treats.

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